ARC reported that October ticket sales through participating travel agencies climbed 7.9% compared to October 2009 to $6.54 billion, marking the tenth month this year of improving sales. The size of the improvement over the relevant year-ago month continues to shrink, however, from a peak of 29% in March, as the recovery in air travel catches up on itself. Credit card sales grew 8.4% compared to October 2009 to $5.98 billion. Total fares excluding taxes and fees rose 7.4% to $5.56 ...

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